The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

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  1. Revmitchell

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    You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

    -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

    -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

    -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors ... come from the United States."

    -- William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that "there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States."

    There's just one problem with the 90 percent "statistic" and it's a big one:

    It's just not true.

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  2. Palatka51

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    OTW, they might be made here but are not smuggled into Mexico directly from here. It is amazing how this group will manipulate the facts just to score propaganda points.

    And there you go.
     
  3. RalphIII

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    ONLY THE HONEST APPRECIATE THE TRUTH!


    BTW in again criticizing America, Obama stated We should be doing more as the Mexican government, in regards to gun smuggling etc. Right, let's use the Integrity and Diligence of the Mexican government as Our model. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    This guy is truly clueless or truly bought! What an idiot! :BangHead:
     
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